Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
bottom of the 4th. the nats are down one, but not for long. ryan zimmerman swinging the big stick. a home run for him. a solo shot to right, his 25th of the year. and edwin jackson shut down the phillies, struck out 6 in 6 2/3, allowed one run to pick up his tenth win of the season. nats up two. help power the nats over the phillies 5-1. now it's off to the playoffs. >> it's exciting. it's a lot better to have games to play. i think once we are finally done, however far we make it, hopefully we make it all the way and sit back and look at it. do the same things we have been doing all year and not worry about where we are going to play and whatever, so try to go in there and try to battle. >> we don't know exactly who the nats will face first, but it will be atlanta or st. louis. the nats start on the road this sunday for game one of the five- game series and return here to nats park for game three on wednesday. of course; game four and five here as well. thursday and friday if necessary. but the win wasn't the only big story here today. teddy roosevelt finally won a president's race.
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on leave tonight. >>> tomorrow vice president joe biden and paul ryan take their turn to duke it out in the debate arena. starting at 9:00 usa today reporters will be live blogging about what the candidates say. you can see that live on www.wusa9.com and participate in the conversation via facebook and twitter. so make sure your television is turned to channel 9 to watch the debate which starts at 9:00 and then log onto www.wusa9.com, then join derek and anita at 11:00 as they fact check what the candidates say with the usa today fact checking team. >>> metro can be crowded enough on a day like today when the nats play, but what about the inauguration? yes, time to talk about that, too. the transit agency is expecting record crowds and it hopes to cash in big time. according to the washington examiner, tomorrow metro will ask its board of directors to let it charge peak fares and full parking fees january 21st, even though next year's inauguration falls on a federal holiday. it also wants to sell a $15 commemorative day pass. >>> now to something a little bizarre on the eastern shore
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
ryan will meet in kentucky for their one and only debate this thursday and we'll be right back. >>> disturbing new details about the failure rate for those tsa airport searches that anyone who flies has to suffer through. of confidential internal reports finds tsa screeners at one airport are missing far more oversized jails than they are catching. bruce leshan brings us the story. >> they renamed newark liberty in honor of the victims killed on 9/11 when terrorists took off from newark and other airports. now comes word in a secret report from the tsa itself that its new york screeners are failing to do what they are supposed to do to keep america safe. john is a law professor at gw. >> any of my students who get less than 75, uhll fail them. here, the tsa itself says that its agents failed 80, 85, 100% of the time. everybody should be scared and outraged. >> the tsa secret shoppers found screeners caught prohibited items and took appropriate action less than 25% of the time. they followed proper patdown procedures less than 17% of the time. and that they failed 100% of the ti